I am planning to tune the 4TB MyBookLiveDuo (MBLD) at home and changed the network interface “MTU”, “txqueuelen”, enable “flow-control” and use “hdparm” to improve the network and HDD performance.
How do I do this safely since the MBLD is a Linux box and the only access point is via its network interface? If I changed the MTU, txqueuelen and flow-control, could the MBLD boot-up and allow me access even if the MTU change failed?
I have tested changing the MBLD MTU via SSH console access to 9000 and the txqueuelen to 2000 and it works. The command I issued is as follow;
ssh -Cv firstname.lastname@example.org
ifconfig eth0 mtu 9000 txqueuelen 2000
Now, where do I apply the configuration permanently so that after every reboot, the configuration is applied?
If I am correct, the Linux distribution used by Western Digital is based on Debian and if my memory serves me well, I can add the MTU configuration in the “/etc/network/interfaces” but what about the “txqueuelen” and “flow-control” parameters?
Any guidance or direction is most appreciated.